NewsBiscuit

The news written by you…

Posts Tagged ‘pensions’

Osborne offers all pensioners a trip to Vegas

Chancellor George Osborne has agreed to invest the nation’s pension schemes on Nevada’s craps tables. By simply cashing out their savings now, those approaching retirement can boost the economy while experiencing the adrenaline of holding twelve in blackjack.

Read more >

Posted: Apr 7th, 2015
More from News In Brief



Toddlers demand the choice to take Child Benefit as a lump sum

The pressure group CASHIN, which purports to campaign for the rights of minors, has announced that it will be pressing the government to allow for the payment of Child Benefit as a one-off tax free lump sum payment, reflecting similar concessions now being offered for pensions.

Read more >

Posted: Jan 5th, 2015
More from News In Brief



Bank of England to open branch on every high street

Mark Carney to personally shake hands with every new customerA budget which promised help for savers, free access to pension funds to lend to the government through new bonds, and tax-free savings up to £15,000 in an ISA failed to explain the whole picture, analysts have revealed.

Read more >

Posted: Mar 19th, 2014
More from Politics, UK News



Iain Duncan Smith raises retirement age for Olympic cyclists

plenty of mileage left in those magnificent thighsFollowing an attempt yesterday by six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy to retire from professional cycling, the Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has immediately legislated to require all members of team GB to continue professional competition ‘until at least 75 years of age, preferably longer’.

Read more >

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013
More from Sport



Scottish Widows investigation launched

Lothian and Borders Police have launched an investigation into a secretive society known only as ‘Scottish Widows’.

Read more >

Posted: Mar 4th, 2011
More from News In Brief